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Muslims to observe 'black-day' in Malegaon

india Updated: Nov 09, 2006 14:50 IST

Muslims in the power loom town of Malegaon would observe a 'black day' on Friday to protest the 'targeting of innocent' people in the blast case, said Moulana Abdul Hamid Ajahari.

This decision was taken at a meeting held in Malegaon on Wednesday by the 'ulemas' and 'moulanas' (clerics), he told reporters after the meet.

Thirty-one persons were killed and over 300 injured in blasts at Malegaon on September 8. Five persons have been arrested in the case.

However, Jamat-e-Ulema said, "Our organisation would remain neutral on the issue".

Meanwhile, Janata Dal (secular) has threatened to observe Malegaon bandh on November 14 during the visit of Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh to perform 'bhoomi pooja' of a proposed Civil Hospital.

The party had observed a black-day on September 15 alleging that police were targeting common people in the case.